Graduate School

Beginning the graduate school application process

Applying to graduate school is a process. There are multiple steps involved not only in completing the application and searching for programs that are “a good fit” but also in understanding the field you are interested in pursuing. As with so many aspects of life, though, finding "a good fit" is different for every student. You will need to explore individually while seeking support from advisors, faculty members, graduate students and various other resources on campus. The application itself consists of:

The application itself consists of the following:

Choosing a Program

There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a graduate program. The first is your academic profile (which was discussed in the folders and links provided) including GPA, GRE scores, research and/or relevant experience, and letters of recommendation. The next is researching program information including accreditation, focus, research mentor (if applicable), financial compensation or aid and last, but certainly not least, overall fit.

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